Alice Munro is 1st Canadian woman to win Nobel literature prize

Unattributed, SRSG, Oct 10, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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So once again the prose in these pages has been overlooked by the Nobel committee. Still, while I carry on, I am delighted to be able to report that my compatriot, Alice Munro, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. "Munro's stories focus on striking portraits of women living in small-town Ontario. They revolve around small epiphanies encountered by her characters, often when current events illuminate something that happened in the past." Here is her Wikipedia page. I remember studying her work in high school, along with that of Gabrielle Roy, Margaret Atwod and Margaret Laurence; they form a set in my mind. Anyhow, congratulations to Alice Munro, your nation is thrilled for you.

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